And so, it has come to this.
After Gareth Bale scored his amazing solo goal on Wednesday night to clinch the Copa del Rey for Real Madrid, the most expensive player of all time could have gone on Twitter to thank pretty much anyone; his fans who believed in him; his family or girlfriend; Florentino Pérez for signing all those crazy paychecks; even Cristiano Ronaldo for getting injured so he could shine in the spotlight for once.
But who did Bale thank? The ball.
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11)April 17, 2014
Yup, marketing at it’s finest. If you did not know, the maker of the brazuca, adidas, also sponsors both Real Madrid and Gareth Bale
And of course, the ball duly replied:
— brazuca (@brazuca)April 17, 2014